What is an Inspection Clause?

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In order to ensure that the buyer officially accepts the products being sole, it is important to include an inspection clause in any purchase and sales agreement.  An inspection clause  mandates that the buyer has a duty to inspect the goods upon receipt and report any problems to the seller.  This requirement ensures that, if the shipment is defective in some way, the buyer’s inspection will catch it and it won’t arise as a problem later on.

An inspection clause can provides a sense of security to the seller because once the buyer has inspected the goods and accepted them the seller’s responsibility has been fulfilled.

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